ALTON — Come Closer Productions has partnered with the YWCA of Alton, 304 E. Third St., to present Apocalypse: Safe Haven.
This indoor haunted attraction is open from 7:30 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday through November. Tickets are $16 at the door for ages 13 and older; children’s tickets are $12. Credit cards will be accepted with a $1 fee. The Apocalypse is recommended for visitors 12 and older. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.
“The haunted attraction is an interesting example of collaboration between the YWCA, a nonprofit organization, and the private enterprise of Come Closer Productions, to offer a new tourism opportunity for Alton,” YWCA Director Andrea Lamer said. “We are excited about how many people the event draws to the Alton area; the haunt attracts many visitors from Missouri and around the Metro East. It is a great opportunity for us and for downtown Alton establishments. Come Closer Productions puts on an amazing show, their volunteer actors are terrifying and the haunt is a fun way for us to raise money for our afterschool programs without overburdening the community.”
“About 85 percent of our visitors are from outside Alton, mostly St. Louis, but some further,” Come Closer Productions owner Tommy Riddle said. “We know that when people come out of the haunt, they are ready for some refreshments and more adventures in the area. We feel that the haunt could have the potential to contribute to the growing tourist industry during the haunting season.”
Fear-less Hours is a lights-on, trick-or-treat event for families on Halloween only. For more information regarding special events, hours and to purchase tickets, visit www.apocalypsehaunt.com.
St. Louis Paranormal Research Society will host midnight tours in October to search for the historic ghosts of the YWCA behind the scenes of the haunted attraction. For information and to register, visit www.Facebook.com/STLPRS.
Attractions are for entertainment purposes only, and part of the proceeds from ticket sales are donated to support YWCA after-school programs in the Metro East. No one under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be permitted to enter the building.